- NAME: Jack Kerouac
- OCCUPATION: Journalist, Author, Poet
- BIRTH DATE: March 12, 1922
- DEATH DATE: October 21, 1969
- EDUCATION: Columbia University, The New School, Lowell High School, Horace Mann School for Boys
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Lowell, Massachusetts
- PLACE OF DEATH: St. Petersburg, Florida
- Originally: Jean-Louis Lebris de Kerouac
- AKA: Jean-Louis de Kerouac
- AKA: Jack Kerouac
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Jack Kerouac was an American writer best known for the novel On the Road, which became an American classic, pioneering the Beat Generation in the 1950s.
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A short biography of Jack Kerouac, writer and pioneer of the Beat Generation. He epitomized the era of sex, drugs, alcohol, and jazz through his novel "On the Road," which became the bible of the countercultural generation.
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